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Polly Sue's Vintage clothing on Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post

Polly Sue's Vintage clothing on Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post

Homes near Laurel Avenue in historic Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post

Homes near Laurel Avenue in historic Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post

Maple Avenue in historic Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post

Maple Avenue in historic Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post

Shops along Laurel Avenue in historic Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post

Shops along Laurel Avenue in historic Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post

Amano on Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post

Amano on Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post

Homes on Sherman Avenue, Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post.

Homes on Sherman Avenue, Takoma Park, Md. Photo by Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post.

Avg Home Sold Price
$376,577

Last six months

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Avg Monthly Rent
$1,346

Based on 1Bd, 1 Bath

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Demographics

Population
5,495
Population Change Since 2000
--
Population Change Since 1990
--
Population Density
9,532
Median Annual Household Income
$57,168
Change in Avg Income Since 2000
--
Change in Avg Income Since 1990
--
Households with Children
35.0%
Avg Residents per Home
2.0
Median Age
37
Married
45%
Single
40%
Divorced
9%

Real Estate

Owner-Occupied Homes
41%
Renter-Occupied Homes
52%
Vacant Homes
7%
Median Years in Residence
3.5
Annual Residential Turnover
18%
Median Age of Homes (Years)
45

Transportation

Average Commute Time
30.4 min
Distance to Nearest Airport (Mile)
8.8
Drive/Carpool
63%
Public Transit
29%
Walk/Bike/Other
6%
Work at Home
2%

Data Provided by Onboard Informatics. Neighborhood Site Index

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Washington Monument reopens after electrical troubles affected elevator

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